October 01, 2008
New new NEW stuff
So yeah, apparently the idea has now forked from the single comics to the working of a bunch of comics composed together. Now the comic itself will be made up of the stories that I consider the 10 greatest stories in graphic novel history. These are stories that are regarded as "timeless", stories that have been presented as the cream of the crop and the great of the great. Now I want to take these stories, the stories that are the greatest achievements in the comic book community and alter them to an incredible degree. I will take the story and present it in a different light, in a way alter it to the point where the story looses meaning.
I want to take the greatest comics of all time and present them in the light of comic book stereotypes. I'll displace the story into the hands of another writer and artist, the characters will stay mostly unchanged in some cases but we'll see how they are effected by the stereotypes.
The entire point of the over all project is to fork these comic stories in the greatest way ever, by changing them completely. I want to show that these stories aren't timeless, I want to show to effectively destroy the greatest stories ever made by constraining them to stereotypes of the comic book ages.
To do this I've done some research to effectively change the stories. Either through author testimonials and such about the world they created and why the characters are the way they are. I will take the research and find what stereotype within the realm of comics will best represent the complete opposite of the story, to make the story itself the complete reverse in meaning and form. Next time i'll have a list of the comics I want to use and the stereotypes. Also pictures! PICTURES!
"Not one WORD. I've taken ENOUGH grief about calling my goddamn CAR the goddamn BATMOBILE. I'm the goddamn BATMAN and I can call my goddamn CAR whatever the hell I WANT to call it."
- The Goddamn Batman, All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder issue 2
Posted by fiorec at October 1, 2008 06:38 PM
I'm quite interested in the points where meaning can be lost, especially as I consider that everything is/has/tells a (at least one) story, the vehicles for these stories varying greatly, including chemical composition, molecular structure, DNA, for instance.
Is it possible that any point can function as a location, on some scale, for some duration of time, for loss or alteration, in some form, of meaning?
Meaning from which point(s) of view?
When a particular meaning set is lost, what is in its place? Does whatever takes the place of the lost meaning set become available to be mined for meaning? to be transformed by possibilities for meaning?
What is meaning?
I very interested in the goal of intersecting comics toward a composite intersection that is greater than the separate comics.
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